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Temples of Nihn Binh & Vietnamese New Year

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

It's Vietnamese New Year Eve and I have just checked in to my hostel after a long nine hours on the train. The town is sedate, with the local populace at home forgetting the troubles of the year past and wishing for better days in the year to come.

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Phong Nha Caves & National Park Touring

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

I have spent four days visiting Phong Nha Ke Bang. So, what is so special about the area? Well, the caves for sure. But don't overlook the breadth taking beauty of the national park and Karst geography.

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Visiting Hue Vietnam

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

I have recently visited the provincial city of Hue, Vietnam. I wanted to briefly write about Hue as a travel destination as I believe that it is quite underrated. A lot of travellers that I met would spend only one or two nights in Hue, see the imperial city, then skip through. But there is quite a lot to do in Hue, and it is somewhat off the beaten track, meaning that you are not inundated with group buses loaded with selfie-stick bearing tourists.

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An Abandoned Water Park in Hue Vietnam

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

Sitting in the common area of my hostel, a fellow backpacker told me of an abandoned water park on the edge of town, the provincial Vietnamese city Hue. My interest piqued. I immediately knew what I would be doing the following day and an hour later I had a scooter organised and was planning the trip.

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Candid thoughts on travelling to Nha Trang Vietnam

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

Well, I have left Nha Trang. Did I like it there? Not really. I found it to be kind of like the Gold Coast, but grubbier. If that is possible. It has a certain feeling of emptiness to it. Created by an esplanade overgrown with monolithic hotels, creating long expanses of nothingness which you need to trek through for days before finding anything of interest. And not the good kind of trekking.

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Travelling Vietnam overland on trains and buses: Saigon to Hanoi

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To get started with my overland trip to Europe I came to Vietnam, to travel the length of the country before jumping over to China. This article describes some of the things I experienced travelling Vietnam by train and bus.

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The craziness of Vietnamese scooter driving

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

I wanted to write about my experiences riding a scooter and to make some tips for others considering hiring scooters in Vietnam. Firstly, I have to say that riding in Vietnam isn't for the faint of heart. It is definitely more challenging than what I have experienced in other South East countries, predominately Thailand. These are some of the differences which I noted.

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Streets of Saigon and Vietnam Celebrates the Under 23 Semifinals

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

Landing in the tumultuous metropolis of Saigon was an experience to remember; bustling backstreets, roaring crowds, mouth-watering meals, and more. Read this article to find out more!

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Discovering a mans body in the streets of Chiang Mai

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

I brief recount of discovering a man who had died on the streets in Chiang Mai, and how I handled the situation.

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Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) in Chiang Mai

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

I spent an evening watching Thai Boxing at a Chiang Mai stadium, this is what I experienced.

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Solo trekking to the Gokyo Lakes

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

In October 2017 I spent 5 weeks trekking through the Mt. Everest region with the final destination of the Emerald Gokyo lakes. These are some of the things that I experienced.

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Travel plans for 2018

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

Future travel plans! Travel overland from Singapore to Morocco? Yes, please!

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Travelling in Thailand; Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Yao Noi, and Ao Nang

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To close 2017 and celebrate the arrival of 2018, Julie and I decided to visit wonderful Thailand. Over the course of two weeks we visited Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Yao Noi, and Ao Nang.

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One Month of Meditation at Kopan Monastery

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

From mid-November 2017 I attended a one month buddhist meditation course at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. The sell-out course brings people, young and old, from many backgrounds, from all corners over the world to its open doors. It is a very special course to say the least, and it is a truly unique experience. During the course we followed a strict schedule to learn Buddhist philosophies and meditation techniques to help understand our minds and the world around us.

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Pneumonia in Nepal

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Short article on my experiences contracting Pneumonia while travelling in Nepal

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Packing up my life

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Some notes on living in Tasmania in the early Spring of 2017.

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